Olympic Weightlifting In Jeopardy Over Corruption

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Olympic weightlifting may be in jeopardy after the International Weightlifting Federation’s interim president was ousted and the International Olympic Committee expressed concern.

Interim president Ursula Garza Papendrea told the Associated Press that board members voted to remove her from office this week during a virtual meeting on Tuesday in which she did not attend. Papandrea had called the meeting for Wednesday.

The IWF said that first vice-president Intarat Yodbangtoey, of Thailand, chaired the meeting and assumed the powers of president.

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